Minimising Risk and Maximising Recovery in Mental Health

The concepts of risk and recovery are critical elements of modern mental health care.  This module explores the concepts of risk and recovery by critically analysing the evidence base which underpins practice in the area.  It will rely heavily on service user narratives as sources of evidence.

The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Advancing Practice.

Study method: Online only, Distance learning, Part-time

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  • Module code ADPP008
  • Start date 15 January 2018
  • Application deadline 05 November
  • Duration 15 weeks
  • Days on campus 0
  • Credit value SCQF 11 20
  • Fees £512
  • Overseas Fees £1,516
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Information on module cost can be obtained here.   

A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.


Participation in this module enables students to gain knowledge in a range of activities associated with advancing their professional practice in


  • Exploring professional roles
  • Service development
  • Models of care
  • Interpreting and influencing the political agenda
  • Inter-professional learning /working

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:


  • Critically appraise the theories of risk assessment and how this is applied in a variety of contexts.
  • Critically evaluate the practice of risk management and how it is applied in various clinical contexts.
  • Critically appraise and apply the concept of recovery within a mental health/ ill-health paradigm.
  • Identify and critically analyse factors and tools that can be used to promote and support the concept of recovery.
  • Demonstrate, and be able to critically reflect upon, a values based approach to care that maximises recovery.
  • Identify and reflect upon the processes of partnership working and communication between those assisting people with mental health problems achieve recovery.



Structure and Content

Further information to follow.

Delivery and Assessment

Further information to follow.

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Emma Lamont

Application deadline Sun, 05 Nov 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Career opportunities

Completion of the Advancing Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.

All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.


All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advancing Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.

This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.

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